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The Season of the Nativity

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The Season of the Nativity

Confessions and Practices of an Advent, Christmas & Epiphany Extremist

By Sybil Macbeth

Paraclete Press (MA), Paperback, 9781612614106, 158pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2014

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Description
Advent and Epiphany are the often-neglected parentheses around Christmas. Sybil MacBeth wants to change that. The Season of the Nativity Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany deserves more attention and better publicity. As the opening three acts for the liturgical year, it sets the stage for our yearlong journey through Scripture and salvation history. This book combines memoir, front-porch theology, and pages of spiritual practices and activities to invite individuals and families into a deeper relationship with a time of year you may have never discovered before. It gives simple tools and exercises for word-weary, distracted, and busy people perhaps to experience a serious and playful nativity season for the first time.


About the Author
Sybil MacBeth is the author of"Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God" (2007) and "Praying in Color Kids Edition" (2009). "Praying in Color" uses doodling and coloring as a way to get still and listen to God. Sybil combines her lifelong love of prayer with her experience as a community college mathematics professor to offer workshops and retreats throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her workshops, both prayerful and playful, engage people of varied learning styles.Sybil is married to Andy MacBeth, an Episcopal priest, and is the mother of two adult sons.

"Praying in Color" has been translated into Spanish, Italian and Korean. Her 2014 book "The Season of the Nativity: Confessions and Practices of an Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Extremist "(Paraclete Press, Fall 2014) invites people to experience the richness of the holiday season at home. Learn more at Sybil s website and blog: prayingincolor.com."
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